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Financial inclusion initiatives and news for and about micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs)
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Forbes India Magazine - Tata Steel Plans to Tap SMEs

Forbes India Magazine - Tata Steel Plans to Tap SMEs | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
India's largest steelmaker wants to target SMEs as the auto sector flounders.
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G20 Financial Inclusion Indicators: The New Data Sandbox | Center ...

G20 Financial Inclusion Indicators: The New Data Sandbox | Center ... | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
“Accounts” includes a demand-side (individual) measure of accounts, SME accounts, and both measures for women in particular. The recent explosion of data in the financial inclusion space can make it difficult to know where ...
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Gulf African Bank in KSh100m deal with AGF to support SME lending - spyghana.com

Gulf African Bank in KSh100m deal with AGF to support SME lending - spyghana.com | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
spyghana.com Gulf African Bank in KSh100m deal with AGF to support SME lending spyghana.com Gulf African Bank Kenya's first and largest Islamic bank Gulf African Bank, has signed a KSh100 million agreement with the African Guarantee Fund to support...
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Tanzania to Guarantee SME Loans - AllAfrica.com

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Tanzania to Guarantee SME Loans
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — The government here has plans for a new financing scheme to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to run their businesses.
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: G20's Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion ... - MicroCapital

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: G20's Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion ... - MicroCapital | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: G20's Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion ...
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... has released a set of “basic” financial inclusion indicators populated with data from 192 countries.
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Bankers for credit scoring for SMEs | Bangla71.com

“As the sector is geographically widely distributed across the country, the growth of the SMEs, by default, will ensure an inclusive growth of the economy, and also the broad-base financial inclusion,” he said.
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Small Medium Enterprise Africa SME | Affordable Housing ...

Africa Small Medium Enterprise: SME Growth despite constraints. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly being recognised as productive drivers of economic growth and development for African ...
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IFC Supports Trade Finance in Latin America, Helping to Serve ...

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, are training 21 Latin American bankers to help them improve their trade finance operations, reduce risks and better serve small ...
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Union Bank partners GIZ to assist SME development

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May 17, 2013 (LBT) - Union Bank of Colombo PLC (UBC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (formally known as the GTZ) entered into a partnership to improve access to finance for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)...
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Special Report: Access To Finance And SME Development In Nigeria

Special Report: Access To Finance And SME Development In Nigeria | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
By Benjamin UmutemeAll over the world, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) remain the bedrock of any economy, and a driver of national growth.
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IFC Signs Agreement to Increase Access to Business Training to 240 SME's in Ghana - Press releases - News - StarAfrica.com

IFC Signs Agreement to Increase Access to Business Training to 240 SME's in Ghana - Press releases - News - StarAfrica.com | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
ACCRA, Ghana, May 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a new agreement with Advans Ghana (IFC Signs Agreement to Increase Access to Business Training to 240 SME's in ...: To improve...
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The alternative to alternative finance for SME's - bdaily

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The alternative to alternative finance for SME's
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The challenges faced by small businesses in accessing finance have been well documented.
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Google cuts the cost of Apps for Business in In...

Google cuts the cost of Apps for Business in In... | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
"As part of an effort to help small and medium sized enterprises in India, Google today announced it would slash the cost of its Google Apps for Business suite in the country by almost half..." (Google cuts the cost of Apps for Business in India by...
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Lack of funds hinder Indian SMEs to implement projects in Africa - SME Times

Lack of funds hinder Indian SMEs to implement projects in Africa - SME Times | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
Lack of funds hinder Indian SMEs to implement projects in Africa SME Times Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face immense hurdle in accessing finance for implementing projects in Africa, observed Abhilash Puljal, of the trade and...
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AMF, IFC Co-organise Conference on "Building a High Performance Small ... - WAM - Emirates News Agency

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Tamil Nadu announces steps to woo entrepreneurs in SMEs - Times of India

Tamil Nadu announces steps to woo entrepreneurs in SMEs
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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures to encourage entrepreneurs in small, micro and medium enterprises in the state.
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Create conducive environment for SMEs growth, South African govt ...

Create conducive environment for SMEs growth, South African govt ... | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
Small and medium enterprises major contributor towards South African economy biggest contributors to job creation, community continues to face challenges limit growth.
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80 : 20, 20 : 80: Impact of SMEs vs. Corporates | texSture

80 : 20, 20 : 80: Impact of SMEs vs. Corporates | texSture | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
In Europe, SMEs make up 99% of all companies, and provide 67% of employment. a much higher percentage of jobs in developing countries. Enough, actually, to give them priority in terms of sustainability training, education and support.
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Ghana: SMEs need more support | BiztechAfrica Business, Telecom ...

Ghana: SMEs need more support | BiztechAfrica Business, Telecom ... | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
The Vice President made the remarks during a courtesy call on him by the IFC Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Philippe Prosper, at Flagstaff House in Accra.
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IFC - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION : IFC invests $50 million to ... - 4-traders (press release)

IFC - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION : IFC invests $50 million to ... - 4-traders (press release) | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
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Diamond SMEs to get a helping hand - Times of India

Diamond SMEs to get a helping hand - Times of India | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
Diamond SMEs to get a helping hand
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SURAT: The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), an apex body of Indian diamond industry, has intensified measures for corporatization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
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Private sector 'must honour commitment to economic inclusion' - BusinessLIVE

Private sector 'must honour commitment to economic inclusion' - BusinessLIVE | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
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Private sector 'must honour commitment to economic inclusion'
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Private sector 'must honour commitment to economic inclusion'. by Khulekani Magubane, 2013-05-17 16:51: ...
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SMEs - why governments contribute to SME failure in Africa

SMEs - why governments contribute to SME failure in Africa | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
What are African governments doing that exacerbates the SME failure problem?
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GE Innovation Barometer 2013 - India Infograph

The GE Global Innovation Barometer is an international opinion survey of senior business executives actively engaged in the management of their firm innovation (82% experts agree that SMEs can be as #innovative as large companies.
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Economic growth in Africa provides opportunity for SMEs

Economic growth in Africa provides opportunity for SMEs | SME News Roundup | Scoop.it
Insight into business in Africa (RT @ronkelawal: Economic growth in Africa provides opportunity for SMEs - African entrepreneurs operate in a more challenging envi...
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